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March 23rd 2011

Hardy cans the trash talk, focuses on getting the win

Dan Hardy’s trademark smack talk has been noticeable by its absence.He fights Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson this  weekend and where usually his opponents would be subjected to a never ending flurry of verbal digs, this time Hardy has been curiously mooted. He says its all about focus, coming off two losses as he is.“Anthony never bites to that...
March 23rd 2011

Shane Carwin meets Jon Olav Einemo at UFC 131

Shane Carwin’s next opponent will be PRIDE FC veteran and ADCC standout Jon Olav Einemo.The Norwegian heavyweight signed with the UFC recently and his match with Carwin was confirmed today by UFC president Dana White.Einemo, 35, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt - in fact was one of the first Europeans to gain the distinction -and won the 2003 ADCC Submission...
March 23rd 2011

Rogerio Nogueira fancies a crack at Jon Jones

Rogerio Nogueira fancies his chances against Jon Jones.He fights at UFC Fight Night 24 against Phil Davis this Saturday and is coming off a loss to Ryan Bader. Despite the fact that his first focus must be on not going 0-2, he says if all goes well he would like to fight Jones at some point.Speaking to Brasil Combate he said:“Who I would have wanted for my next...
March 23rd 2011

Anderson not interested in going to 205lbs again

A superfight between Jon Jones and Anderson Silva is a prospect to thrill any fight fan. Sadly Anderson isn’t up for it. According to UFC president Dana White, he is determined to stay at middleweight until he retires.“Anderson Silva has made it very clear to me that he does not want to fight at 205 pounds… Originally, I was always talking about...
March 23rd 2011

Bisping two fights from title shot, says Dana

Michael Bisping is still two fights away from a middleweight title shot, according to UFC president Dana White.He appeared online today for a live chatroom exchange with readers of the Seattle Times. The UFC stages its first Seattle show this Saturday, with Fight Night 24 headlined by Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson.White was asked how close Bisping is to a title shot;...
March 23rd 2011

Shogun manager pens open letter to fans

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua’s manager Eduardo Alonso has released an open letter to the Brazilian’s fans thanking them for their support and promising the popular light-heavyweight will rebound from losing his title to Jon Jones on Saturday night.Rua was stopped in the third round of a fight he never really got into, with Jones landing huge shots...
March 23rd 2011

Angry Rashad christens the new champ 'Judas Jones'

Things are already starting to heat up between Rashad Evans and former training partner Jon Jones, who won the UFC light-heavyweight title from Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at the weekend. Evans made some comments at the weekend about coach Greg Jackson being responsible for the split in the camp, maintaining that he (Evans) had been against allowing Jones to...
March 22nd 2011

Phil Davis hints at more "crazy" moves to come

Having won his last fight with a modified one-arm kimura, Phil ‘Mr Wonderful’ Davis freely confesses he doesn’t know what he is going to do next.“I told you guys I'm crazy. You never know what crazy people are going to do. You don't. You know they're going to be crazy. That's all you know. All you know about crazy people is you can expect not...
March 22nd 2011

Barboza was injured going into Nkojuani fight, says manager

Many people wondered about Edson Barboza’s seeming reticence in his fight with Anthony Nkojuani at the weekend. Barboza seemed to be holding back more compared to his previous fight with --- and notably passed up a couple of opportunities to capitalise and perhaps end the fight. According to his manager, that’s because he was nursing several debilitating...
March 22nd 2011

As title shot looms, 'Welcome to Miller time'

Seven straight wins in a notoriously tough division in which the number one and two guys are the only ones that have ever beaten you. That has to put you in line for a shot at the title, right?Welcome to Miller Time.Jim Miller is a typically blue-collar East Coaster. Strong work ethic, gets the job done, not given to bragging. But maybe it is time he did start...

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